Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • 17550
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  • English
Our Late Antique and Byzantine Studies MA covers an exciting and varied field of study spanning the history and culture of the Eastern Mediterranean world during the period that begins with the foundation of Constantinople (now Istanbul) in 330 and ends with the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453. As well as exploring the history of region through a variety of themes – history, literature, material culture, philosophy and theology – the course will also help you to develop proficiency in vital research skills, including the use of ancient languages (Medieval Greek or Latin), palaeography, epigraphy, papyrology.
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Leads to further research or careers in education, journalism, finance, politics and cultural sectors.

Key benefits
  • One of the world's largest and most distinguished departments of Classics.

  • Unrivalled location for the study of the ancient world thanks to London's unique range of specialist libraries, museums and galleries.

  • Extraordinarily wide choice of modules, drawing on the resources of the whole of the University of London.

  • King's graduates enjoy one of the best employment rates and starting salaries in the UK.

  • Ranked 6th in the UK for graduate employment (Times and Sunday Times Good Universities Guide 2016)


This diploma comprises: two compulsory modules: at least one in a classical language (normally Greek, but, if you have a good knowledge of Greek, then Latin); one in Byzantine history; a supporting module chosen to suit your interests and needs, with the programme co-ordinator's approval, from the options in the Departments of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, Classics, or Theology & Religious Studies; a compulsory dissertation.

Programme Structure

Required Modules
  • Research Training and Dissertation in LABS (60 credits)

If you are a part-time student, you will take this module, along with 40 credits from the list of optional modules, in your second year. You will take the rest in your first year.

Choose at least 40 credits from the following list:

  • Latin Epigraphy (40 Credits)
  • Beginners’ Ancient Greek for Research (40 Credits)
  • Intermediate ancient Greek for research (40 Credits)
  • Medieval Latin Literature (40 Credits)
  • Skills for Medievalists: Paleography I (20 Credits)
Optional Modules

Choose two to four modules from a range of late antique and Byzantine modules, which typically includes:

  • One God, One Sea: Byzantium & Islam, 600-800 (20 Credits)
  • Byzantium & the West, A. D. 800-1000 (20 Credits)
  • Living in Byzantium I: Material Culture and Built Environment in Late Antiquity (20 Credits
  • Living in Byzantium II: Material culture and built environment in the Middle Ages (20 Credits)

Detailed Programme Facts

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      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Part-time variant

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Academic Requirements

Minimum 2:1 first degree in a humanities subject. Graduates of universities in Greece or Cyprus should have a GPA in the BA of 7.5.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 17550 International
  • GBP 9000 EEA
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